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Now it begins!! a story pertaining to the fighting the good fight against the pigs in power out to crush those dissidents who are into a creating a better life for the masses.
free to read and respond to the fact that every person has one
thing in mind-we all know of someone who is in dire need of a
pie!!! Especially a fascist pig! who aspires to be a disciple
of a shrubbing
asshole named george!!
Let 1,000 Pies Fly
The Legend of Pieman
(1)See it fly toward ex-Mayor Beame of NYC
(2) High Times founder, Tom Forcade lands a faceful
at a member of Nixon's Commission on Obscenity
(3)Rex Weiner and Deanne Stillman, founders of Piekill pie David Frost
(4)Wm. Buckley on the receiving end.
(5) Nixon Bagman, Tony Ulasewicz gets his surprise.
(6)Venice activist Jerry Rubin lands one on pro-nuker Edward Teller.
(7)Homophobe Anita Bryant faces fruit pie.
(8)Anti-feminist Phyliss Schlafly receives apple pie
(9)Jerry Brown gets custard.....only to make peace with him in 1992
(10)Moynihan gets mocha cream....................
(11)While fascist Watergate bungler Gordon Liddy receives an apple pie
(12)Watergate bungler Frank Sturgis(assassin of JFK) and his attorney,HenryRothblatt eat the pie meant for Sturgis' face after I was busted for an attempted assault with a deadly pie.
(13)Ex-CIA director William Colby gets 2 pies and 4 eggs for his crimes against the Vietnamese (Operation Phoenix) and the Chileans (cia coup in 1973 against Allende)
(14)Andy Warhol gets a cherry pie at a High Times bash
(15)Mayor Ed Koch of NYC gets pot smoke at a ritzy party in NYC in Feb. 1979
(June 1979 High Times)
Happiness is A Cream Pie
I first got into pieing at the age of 22,thanks to the influence of Tom Forcade , who founded the Underground Press Syndicate, which was a networkof publications such as the Berkeley Barb, Berkeley Tribe, the LA FreePress,theChicago Seed,Take Over,etc.Ultimately that led to one Otto Larsen who headed a Nixonoid Commission on Pornography getting pied.
Forcade was a very unique person, who dabbled in the art of spontaneity,whether it meant following the Great Medicine Ball Caravan in order to harass WarnerBrothers or tailing the Sex Pistols during their 1978 tour.Weeven sentTom over to a costume shop to pick up Mouseketeer ears for ourRat Actionat Nixon's 1973 Inhoguration. That protest involved a paper-mache rat float with Nixon's face being paraded thru DC,by the Ratsketeers. On the other hand, Tom Forcade's greatest accomplishment was the creationof High Times in the basement of his shoebox office at West 11th Street.Eventually,he underwent a series of personal crises which led to his suicide in November,1978.
At the same time, ex-Zippie Pat Small pied Councilman Harold Rosen of MiamiBeach,after the City Council denied antiwar protestors a permit to camp in thecity's parks during the 1972 Democratic and Republican ConventionsThis enraged Small and others who were involved in the organizing of demonstrations againstthe Vietnam War. Small was sentenced to 90 days for this "heinous act."
In the meantime, Rex Weiner and Deanne Stillman, who were also part of the Underground Press Syndicate suddenly decided to come up with the idea of the Agents of Pie Kill Unlimited.
Rex and Deanne's operation was set up in such a way so people can havetheirfriends and enemies pied by an Agent.
Nothing was sacred when it came to , DavidFrost, William Shatner, Guru Maharaj Ji, proposition 13 pusher HowardJarvis,and Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner were among the pied andfamous. We at Piekill did birthday parties, landlords, weddings, bosses,etc.alongwithhits performed on the 38th floor of the World Trade Center. I was hired by two 16 year old girls who attended a Catholic parochial Schoolto pietheir principal who was a 59 year old crabby nun. This hit resulted in some stimulating after school recreation, complete with pot and a menagea trois,which was the basis of a piece I submitted to the LA Star on the merits of piesexuality
By the way, I pied Rex, as he was playing guitar with "Blind OrangeJulius"at CBGBs. Of course, all this hoopla created the notion that everyone had someone in mind who was in dire need of a pie!!!
In the spring of 1973, Rennie Davis, one of the Chicago 8, who became a convert to the cult of Guru Maharaj Ji, came to NYC's Lower East Side to proselytize on the Guru's behalf. AbbieHoffman ,JerryRubin and other movement people were there to watch the circus.Rennie came out onto the stage and I landed a pie onto the floor. The Gurunoids started to lick it off the floor.
I became the YippiePie Thrower, I grew up
in places like Buffalo and LA. I was
involved with organizing the Griffith
Park Sunday Love-ins with Green Power,
which gave out free food to the
then-adherents of the hippie movement who
drifted around Hollywood, the Sunset
Strip and Venice(wherewe had a Free
Store)We were the subject of harassment
by the LAPD duringthe late 60s andearly 70s due to
their "dislike" of our
ideological aims.We experienced the
oppression of the times along with the
nostalgic pleasureof having seen the Doors, TheDead , TheJeffersonAirplane, ,theByrds .etc.
Anyway,I as a child of holocaust survivors alwayshad a knack for social justice. Therefore, I attended marches on behalf of the Chicano Moratorium and the BlackPantherParty to protest the brutality which had been inflicted onthem by thecops. Peoples Park, Venice, Ca., the 1966 Sunset Strip Riots,along withthe struggles against racism and the Vietnam War were what shaped me into becoming the Pieman. Let 1,000 Pies Fly so as to paraphrase ChairmanMao.
One day in
April, 1976, I got a phone call from
a source in the
underground press. The source told me that WilliamF. Buckley was speaking
at N.Y University. I conjured up a
shavingcreampie which landed on his head.
Buckley would not press charges. Soon,I
becameknown as the PIEMAN.
I stood off to the side,hiding my pie inside a shoppingbag, while my comrades heckled Moynihan's campaign workers. Soonthe MAINMAN Moynihan arrived and I let him have it in the kisser. I ranup OrchardSt and then I decided to return for the cameras. The cops letme go. However,John Gurney sold a photo of me pieing Fat Pat to AssociatedPress.
3 months after the pieing of Moynihan, an opportunity came up for anotherhit.My quarry was Tony Ulasewicz-who was Nixon's Watergate bagman. He was on trial in Brooklyn for income tax evasion. I decided to give Ulasewicz an unexpected Christmas present: a pie!!!@! I left the Yippie! office at 9 BleeckerStreet to take theA train to Cadman Plaza -the location of Brooklyn'sUS District Court.
Soon,I arrived at the spot, running into WCBS-TV's Chris Borgen and hiscameracrew and oops! Ulasewicz. I had to let him get it from behind soas to conductthis hit in a hit and run manner. I was able to escape viathe A-train.Ulasewicz(who died recently) was mad about it and he claimed he "owed me one, but it was not going to be a pie".This led to some harassment,from the Secret Service due to the fact that Jimmy Carter was about to be sworn in as President. I was in DC. helping to organize the Inauguration of Nobody with Wavy Gravy of the Hog Farmand Woodstock'69 notoriety.
Around late April,1977, I was informed by Nancy Borman of Majority Report,that Phyliss Schlaffly, a lady againstwomen from the Eagle Forum, was the guest of honor at a women's republicanclub luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria. I made up a bogus presspass with the name, David Simon, borrowed a suit and we were in business.Anyway,I had to sit in the same room with all these fascist pigs .Soon, we went to the Grand Ballroom, where I surprised Schlafflywith anapple pie for motherhood and Americanism. A photo was released by the AssociatedPress.
Other assorted hits in 1977
included pig Supervisor Quentin Kopp of
SanFrancisco at a meeting of the Mission
Planning Council, Ex-Mayor
of NYC Abe Beame (aka the
'biggest crumb in the Big Apple')
,G.Gordon Liddy and the
assassin of JFK, E.Howard Hunt at a
taping of NBC's TomorrowShow, who yelled
"Go to hell, asshole!" I
shoutedback, "Where were you
Beame got his at Cooper Union
during a Mayoral Candidates Debate on
Channel13(that was LIVE), while Liddy got
an apple pie at a press conferenceat
theMayflower Hotel in Washington,
The Groucho Marxists of Vancouver, BC heaved it at ex-Black Panther EldridgeCleaverand brain surgeon Jose Delgado.
This led to the anarchist rag Open
Road calling for the
International Weekof Pies!
Soon the week of pies commenced upon us...
Soon, I found that a hit was in the offing for homophobe, Anita Bryantatan appearance in Des Moines via a strange phone call. I pledged my support and the action was ON! Later that nite, I see a pie-eyed Anita Bryant with pie in face praying for her assailant.
I learned that Frank Sturgis,the other Watergater involved in the JFK Assassination wasin NYC. I stalked him for 3 days, armed with a pie. Soon, it was Frank'scourt appearance, I approached him with a coconut cream pie, his lawyer,HenryRothblatt (seen sharing the pie with Sturgis in the photo) knockedit offmy hand and one of his cohorts attacked me. I also got charged forharassment,notassault with a deadly pie
I can also mention that Andy Warholwas the recipient of a cherry pie at a HighTimes party, a month before Tom Forcade shot himself.I pied Warholbecausehe had hung out with the bloodthirsty Shah of Iran.
Other hits included Edward Teller(bymyself and Venice. Ca's Jerry Rubin), McGeorge Bundy, and Randall TerryofOperation Rescue.
Oscar de la Renta, was the recipient of a
tofu pie on this
Melynda Duval from the People for the
Ethical TreatmentofAnimals turned up in
Columbus, Ohio to pie John Popper, who is
the CEO of Procter and Gamble.
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Time was when being
embarrassed meant having
egg on your
face. These days, it's more likely to mean having a pie in it. Just
ask Frank E. Loy, the under secretary of state for global affairs.
Last month in The Hague, as he was delivering his daily briefing at
the United Nations climate conference, a protester hit him with a
The incident was the latest in a series of high-profile
pastry attacks. The premier of Victoria, Australia, Steve Bracks,
got whapped in October at the opening of the Melbourne Museum. In
August, the Prince Edward Island Pie Brigade planted its weapon of
choice on the Canadian premier, Jean Chretian. Other victims this
year include Gov. George Ryan of Illinois, Secretary of Agriculture
Dan Glickman and Michel Camdessus, the International Monetary Fund
Until recently, pieing had gone the way of streaking. Its
last major casualty was Anita Bryant in 1977. ``Everyone associates
this with the Yippies and the politics of spectacle,'' said Paul
Lyons, author of ``New Left, New Right and the Legacy of the
Streets'' (Temple University Press, 1996). But ever since a Belgian
contingent fired a volley of fluffy projectiles at Bill Gates in
1998, it's been one fling after another.
Obscurity is no defense. Minnesota State Senator Carol Flynn was
hit with a lemon coconut cream pie for her role in the rerouting of a
local highway. Minutes after being crowned Miss Rodeo America 2000
in Las Vegas, Brandy DeJongh got mushed by a member of People for the
Ethical Treatment of Animals.
``I predicted this,'' said Aron Kay, the godfather of the pie-tossing
set, who put out hits on such notables as McGeorge Bundy, G. Gordon Liddy,
Daniel Patrick Moynihan and William F. Buckley Jr. in the 1970's and 80's.
``Everyone has someone who needs to get pied.''
The use of pies as ordnance, of course, is a hallmark of silent
comedy; the shtick culminated with the hurling of more than 3,000 pies in
the 1927 Laurel and Hardy film ``Battle of the Century.''
Today, such innocence has given way to more political purposes. Exactly
30 years have passed since the modern pie movement's opening salvo: a 1970
assault on the Senate Commission on Obscenity and Pornography by Tom
Forcade, the founder of High Times magazine.
Pie-throwing is one way of venting anger at a world that has become
maddeningly complex and intrusive, said Alexander Bloom, a professor of
American history at Wheaton College in Massachusetts and co-editor of
``Takin' It to the Streets: A Sixties Reader'' (Oxford University Press,
1995). ``There is this basic undercurrent of people who are feeling that
all these forces beyond their control - from the I.M.F. to the W.T.O. to
Y2K to H.M.O.'s - are in charge of their lives and are operating outside of
the political process,'' he said. ``I think people feel frustrated.''
Pieing may also be part of a resurgent wave of political theater,
typified by the protests at the World Trade Organization meeting in
Seattle. ``Over the last year, a movement that I thought was thoroughly
dead is not dead,'' said Barbara Epstein, a professor of the history of
consciousness at the University of California at Santa
Cruz. ``Pie-throwing is part of that movement.'`
In general, pieing is a leftist activity with anarchist
overtones. Targets tend to be identified with big business or forces seen
as hostile to the environment, public health and/or human rights. The
manifesto of the Biotic Baking Brigade, a San Francisco-based pie-throwing
group whose members employ such pseudonyms as ``Agent Apple'' and ``Agent
Pecan,'' inveighs against ``the technocrats who dominate industrial society.''
Thus, the B.B.B. has creamed Monsanto's chief executive, Robert
Shapiro, the Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman and Martina
McGlaughlin, director of the biotechnology program at the University of
California at Davis. ``We are working toward a time when corporate crooks
and their lackeys in government and the nonprofit sector will have to leave
this bioregion for fear of our delicious mischief,'' the B.B.B. pledges.
``The right wing doesn't have that kind of sense of humor,'' observed
Professor Epstein. ``If you're concerned with law and order, you're
probably not going to be throwing pies.''
Professor Bloom added: ``It's assault, clearly, but pies defuse the
anger and identify the target as a clown. If someone dumped feces or blood
or mock toxic waste on you, that would be a lot more threatening.''
Most victims treat their attacks with good humor. When the pie aimed
at Secretary Glickman only grazed him, he joked, ``That was not a very
balanced meal.'' An amused Ms. McGlaughlin accused her ostensibly
anti-biotech assailants of hypocrisy: ``The pies were store-bought, so they
were filled with genetically modified food components.''
Not everyone is cracking a smile over this merry pranksterism. Three
B.B.B. agents who pied San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown in 1998 to protest
his policies toward the homeless were convicted on misdemeanor battery
charges and sentenced to six months in prison. After Tim Eyman was pied in
June for sponsoring a Washington State initiative to reduce funds for
public transit, he complained of corneal abrasion and chemical burns from
the warhead's fruit filling.
``I think it's terrible,'' said the comedian Soupy Sales, who
estimates he has been on the receiving end of some 20,000 pies during his
career. ``Leave pies to the professional idiots. Better to sit back and
enjoy them with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk.''
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U.S. Delegate Pied at Climate Conference
Today at 6.20pm 2 women
infiltrated the US Delegation
Press Conference. One armed with
and the other with a mega-rant.... As Frank Loy, head of the US Delegation, began to peddle his
usual bollox, Agent Cherry Pie scooped a rather mushy black forest gateaux (stolen) out of her bag,
leapt forward from her front-row seat and planted it right in his face. Immediately Agent Sushi jumped
up onto her chair and started ranting [see text from leaflet below]. As Agent Sushi was carried and
thrown out, ranting all the way, both Agents managed to get out the door, walk past the running
cops and escape into the night.
Frank Loy, meanwhile, looked like
total mess, with pie exploded all
over his face. He tried to scrape
his dignity together, managed a few words and then cancelled the press conference.
On a more serious note... this
action was in solidarity with a
fucking wicked woman who is
being held by police for the third night after the disruption of the launch of the CO2e.com website
(carbon emissions trading profiteers). The police are attempting to frame her on an assault charge.
Stay posted to this site to see how you can helpthis woman.
Lessons to learn from this
action: It is really easy! You
can do it too. Just get a smart
suit, a pie,
think up a rant, and away you go - keep believing you can get away with it. People are so shocked
that you can use the confusion to your advantage, to get away. Keep ranting and they will be
desperate to get you out of their precious private space, and may throw you out, and then you can
try and escape.
This is the text of the leaflet
distributed yesterday in the
conference center, which the UN
confiscated on the grounds that it was inappropriate:
WHAT'S ONE LESSON TO BE LEARNED FROM YESTERDAY'S ACTIONS INSIDE COP6?
We are everywhere!
The COP process has become a
greenwashed corporate fantasy
land. Yesterday, inside the
Congress Centre, that bubble was burst by a series of actions the UN had certainly not sanctioned:
Frank Loy, the leader of the US
delegation and all-round
corporate stooge, was greeted
with a black
(offset) forest gateau by 2 women known only as Agents Cherry Pie and Sushi. This is their
statement: "This pie, Frank Loy, was for you and all the vested interests you represent. This
conference is a farce - it isn't about finding solutions to an ecological crisis, it's become a series of
trade talks...The Western lifestyle is not sustainable, and the rich can't buy their way out of global
warming. Today you are being held accountable for your actions and you will continue to meet
Thirty people - from 6 different
countries - stormed the stage in
a closed session of government
negotiations. The hall was eventually cleared of delegates and sealed off to press while the
protesters were assaulted by security. Later, they were invited by COP6 President Jan Pronk to
voice their opinions, which they did briefly before declaring the whole process a sham and leaving.
See this for the text of the leaflet.
Five activists dropped a banner
slamming emissions trading from a
beam which they occupied for
over 2.5 hours. A banner was hung directly outside the Congress Centre. It read "CLIMATE TALKS =
The last 2 weeks in Den Haag have
been characterised by secrecy,
exclusivity, repression and
censorship. Closed doors and police lines have been the order of the day.
But let's not forget the many
people all over the world
struggling for climate justice
whose voices are
not being heard in this building, as well as those currently inside Dutch jails simply for the crime of
telling it like it is: that there can be no solution to climate change until we put the earth before profit.
Check out a photo at:
for a list of lobbyists you
shouldn't spam because
spamming is not nice!
More independent coverage of COP6 and related actions:
http://squat.net/climate (direct action stuff)
http://www.agp.org (Peoples' Global Action [PGA])
Poland, Balcerowicz pied, Ivanov
waiting for his turn.
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 07:20:53 -0500 (EST)
A - I N F O S N E W S S E R V I C
Leszek Balcerowicz nicknamed
"the doctor Mengele of
economics" and author of
therapy in Poland has been pied by anarchists at the Warsaw university yesterday. The anarchists
from Committee Free Caucasus announced they will attack Russian foreign affairs minister Igor
Ivanov on his visit to Poland today.
News from the Dutch group TAART:
German Ex-cancellor Kohl Pied.....
According to the Dutch newspaper
Metro (to be found in the train
here), who quotes AP, former
christian-democrat german Cancellor Helmut Kohl (the fat guy that headed the governement the last
20 or so years, then had to admit handling milions of bribe-money) has been pied in Berlin on
December 1st when he was signing his recently published book.
According to the newspaper Kohl
cleaned his face and then went on
signing, the pier - no further
details mentioned - was handed over to the police. (LAP)
"A Good Day to Pie" Play Now Available for Touring
Kairos Theatre Company is proud
to announce that its play A GOOD
DAY TO PIE is available for
tour. The play can be brought to most performance spaces and has been produced in non-theatrical
venues such as classrooms and churches. It can be performed out-of-doors as well.
A GOOD DAY TO PIE is a play about
activism and Genetically
Engineered food In 1998,
from the anarchist group the BIOTIC BAKING BRIGADE staged a 'pie' attack on Monsanto CEO
Robert Shapiro. The activists later explained that the protest was carried out to call attention to the
fact that, thanks to Monsanto and other companies active in the bio-engineering of food, some 60%
of the food on an American's Thanksgiving table would be genetically altered. In A GOOD DAY TO
PIE, a young BBB activist named 'Vandana' explains the attack as she awaits news of her jury trial.
A young woman whose earliest memories were of communal life in Northern California, 'Vandana'
explains to the audience the roots of her passion about food. A volunteer at local food kitchens, she
laments the way that genetic and other scientific changes in the nature of food have made eating a
risky experience for many of us. A GOOD DAY TO PIE is a cooking show gone berserk: 'Vandana'
shows us the foods that are no longer in her diet and questions what she will be serving at the soup
kitchen in ten years.
A GOOD DAY TO PIE was originally
produced at Kairos Theatre's 1998
One-Act Festival. It has
since been presented at over a dozen different venues, including: Gilda's Friends cancer survivors
group; Drew University's 'Greening of the Church' conference; and NYU's 'Millenial Stews' food
conference. A GOOD DAY TO PIE features Rebecca Pridmore as 'Vandana'. It was directed by
For information about A GOOD DAY
TO PIE, you can e-mail Kairos
Theatre Company at
email@example.com. You can also reach Kairos Theatre's tour at 212-841-0105, or the Kairos
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From the Yule issue (Dec. &
Jan.) of the Earth First!
Salmon can't be endangered, you can find them all over
As the first spark of the
fires ignited in the northern
summer, elected officials in Montana and Idaho were all too eager to rally around these "disasters."
As the cries for salvage logging rang out, many citizens and activists in the area were determined to
not let the timber industry and its elected puppets manipulate the situation to meet corporate needs.
On September 17, Rep. Helen Chenoweth-Hage (R-ID) and Rep. Rick Hill (R-MT) held a
Congressional Field Hearing on "forest health" at the University of Montana in Missoula. The hearing
was not open to public comment or testimony (or so they intended).
As Helen, the wise-use puppet,
was hatching up ways to turn a
profit from the fires, the Salmon
Soufflé Society had something else in the oven. As the hearing was called to order and the rules and
process were announced, everyone settled in to endure the usual lies from the usual suspects.
Chenoweth was beginning to drone on unaware of what lay in wait. Only a few minutes into her
testimony Randy Mark, a committed Northern Rockies forest activist, swiftly approached the panel,
and his highly noxious pie met its target. The auditorium fell dead silent until one man called out,
"You're the greatest threat to the forest, Helen." Randy was tackled by various government
henchmen and hauled out a back door. The hearing had to be recessed for an hour while Helen
removed the particles of salmon from her hair. The pie, a soupy mix of whipping cream and whipped
salmon baked for hours at low heat, was overwhelmingly nauseating. The incredibly awful smell took
hold of the auditorium for the remainder of the day. The pie succeeded in carrying a clear message:
The process was fishy, the proposals stunk and she would have to face it.
The authorities in Idaho and
Montana did not appreciate
Randy's actions as much as we
they are making him pay for it greatly. He was in jail in Missoula from September 17 until November
9 being held on two federal misdemeanor charges of assault on a public official. He accepted a plea
bargain and plead guilty to pieing Helen, and his sentencing is set for February 6. He is currently
serving a 40-day sentence in Idaho for violating conditions imposed for blocking a Forest Service
road at a controversial timber sale earlier this year.
His legal fees are costly, and we
desperately need monetary help.
Checks or cash can be mailed to
Randall Mark Legal Defense Fund, POB 8452, Moscow, Idaho 83843. It also gets very lonely in jail,
and Randy Mark would appreciate any mail sent to him. You can write him at PO 8068, Latah Co.
Jail, Inmate, Moscow, Idaho 83843. The Salmon Soufflé Society would also like it to be known that
all ingredients included in the pie were liberated from a huge chain food store and that most canned
salmon is factory farmed hatchery fish.
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A report (by Royal Canadian
Mounted Police Commissioner
Guiliano Zaccarelli, and released
Canadian Solicitor-General September 27) was obtained by Southam News under the Freedom to
Information Act. They comment:
From: the Vancouver Sun, Nov 3/2000, A1:
"Canada's recent bout of
culinary terrorism has the RCMP
worried. Is the nation
wexperiencing a rise
in civil disobedience not seen since the Vietnam War protests three decades ago?... the assault on
Chretien (states the report) "clearly indicates that the proponents of civil disobedience have
permeated all levels of our society and even a law-abiding city such as Charlottetown, PEI cannot be
considered a low-risk venue"
Chretien Pie Update
Case adjourned until after election
Greetings Pie Lovers,
Just a note to let you know that
the court case of Evan Brown has
been adjourned until after
(Nov. 30). Crown prosecutor Valerie Moore had her motion to adjourn proceedings granted.
Many people must miss work when
they are subpoenaed and some of
them are not too happy about
it. I guess this doesn't apply if you are the Prime Minister.
It's funny that he didn't have
time to come to PEI on Nov. 3rd,
but he was here electioneering
next day (albeit with tightened security).
We are confident that the crown's
attempts to quash the subpoena
will fail, and Chretien will
eventually have to come to court (unless charges are dropped).
See below for related news articles.
We'd like to express our
gratitude to the people who have
helped us financially. If you can
donation toward legal costs, we'd be greatful. Cheques shold be made payable to MacLeod, Crane,
and Parkman (In trust re: pie) and sent to:
Attention: James Hornby
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James Hornby, 902-892-3544
More news from Canada (this was posted in October):
Paul Martin has announced that he
is cancelling his scheduled
appearance at a forum on
globalization and human rights, taking place at Montreal this weekend.
I wonder if Martin was scared of
getting a pie on the eve of an
election call. Montreal is a
pie throwing and Martin's office blamed the cancellation on "security concerns".
Whether it was pies that scared
him away, or he had other
security concerns, he is
scared of his crimes coming to light.
An interesting parallel to the
OAS meetings in June, when Lloyd
Axworthy cancelled his appearance
before NGOs and the public.
They're on the run!
To reach the PEI Pie Brigade, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Les Entartistes (Montreal,
Canada)'s new link is:
From Undercurrents - capitalists and others being having pies thrown in their faces:
We bring you the latest in Pie
Pie in the eye - the cream tart
in modern politics November 23,
by Paul Sussman, CNN.com writer
The attacker mingles with the
crowd, weapon in hand, waiting to
pounce. As his victim approaches
he edges forward slightly, body tense, one eye on the security guards, the other on his victim's face.
Now his target is alongside and,
with a defiant yell, the attacker
strikes, lunging forward, arm
For a moment the world seems to stand still, then the weapon makes contact and splat!
Whipped cream showers everywhere,
there is a strong smell of
vanilla, another world leader
prey to a cream tart.
Over the last few years an
increasing number of politicians,
celebrities and industrialists
subjected to cream pie attacks.
The attacks have taken place
throughout the world, and claimed
such illustrious victims as
Microsoft's Bill Gates, Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, former European Commission
President Jacques Delors and Dutch Finance Minister Gerrit Zalm, who was last year felled by an
organic banana pie at the opening of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.
Most recently Frank Loy, the
United States' chief negotiator
at the U.N. conference on climate
change in The Hague, the Netherlands, had a pastry pushed into his face by an environmental
campaigner protesting at U.S. reluctance to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
"It's essentially a form of
politics," explains Dr.
Rodney Barker, Reader
in Government at the London School of Economics. "What it's doing is saying that those who are
taken incredibly seriously both by themselves and the media deserve to be knocked down a peg or
"It's about pointing out to
the general public that the
emperor doesn't have as many
clothes as he
thinks he does."
A whole network of mainly
left-wing pie-wielding activist
organisations now exists around
intent on "flanning" those in positions of power and influence.
Among the most active are The
Biotic Baking Brigade and Mad
Anarchist Bakers' League in the
U.S., The Meringue Marauders in Canada, T.A.A.R.T. in Holland and People Insurgent Everywhere
(PIE) in the UK.
Eggs and rotten cats
Although history records numerous incidents of objects being thrown at public figures -- as early as
the 1st century AD Roman chroniclers were describing how the Emperor Nero was pelted with
onions in the Colosseum -- the use of the cream pie as a means of political protest is a relatively
"In the past people have
tended to express themselves by
throwing eggs, vegetables or
says Barker. "That can be harmful, however. The whole thing about cream pies is that allows you to
make your point without actually hurting anybody."
Two figures have been especially
prominent in the rise of
confectionery as an instrument of
In the U.S. left-wing activist
Aron Kay has been dubbed
"The Pieman" for a
whole series of attacks
stretching across almost three decades, and including such victims as right-wing political
commentator William F. Buckley, former CIA director William Colby and former New York Mayor
In Belgium, meanwhile, Noel
Godin, the "Godfather of the
Cream Pie", has, since 1969,
engaged in what he describes as a "cream crusade" against "the great and the wicked."
During that time his
International Patisserie Brigade
has "entarted" everyone
from New Wave film
director Jean-Luc Godard to Bill Gates.
"There are a thousand forms
of subversion," he commented
in a 1995 interview with the
magazine, "But few, in my opinion, can equal the convenience and immediacy of a cream pie."
Godin and his fellow pie-throwers
plan their attacks meticulously,
exchanging information on the
movement of prominent figures via the Internet and employing sophisticated diversionary tactics to
outwit security guards.
A rudimentary "pie-wielders'
code" has developed, with
activists adhering to certain
basic rules of
engagement: the pie must be "deposited lovingly" rather than simply thrown, attackers should try to
wear some sort of silly costume, the attack should humiliate, but not injure.
"We only use the finest
patisserie," Godin told
Britain's Observer newspaper,
"Ordered at the last
minute from small local bakers. Quality is everything."
Whether such attacks actually
have any effect on the world's
decision makers, other than
their dry cleaning bill, is doubtful.
An increasing number of people,
however, are seeing the cream pie
as a useful means of venting
their frustration and making a political point.
"It might not have any
direct effect on a politician's
policies," admitted a
spokesmen for Dutch flan
activists T.A.A.R.T. "What it does do is bring issues to the notice of the general public.
"There are few better ways
of getting your voice heard than
by slapping a big soggy pie in
say it with pies
sometimes it's hard to find the
although we search for hours;
and so, on those occasions,
we might 'say it with flowers'--
our tenderer emotions,
by people felt, and possums,
expressed in the universal
language of blossoms.
but how do you respond to
cover-ups and outright lies?
fortunately, there is a way--
say it with pies!
instead of trying to decide
which flower would be more thrilling,
you're standing there deciding
between a choice of filling;
o should it be an apple,
mincemeat, or a cream pie?
here's your chance to be creative
and come up with a dream pie.
satisfaction's in the baking,
and sheer joy when it flies;
it's a noble undertaking--
say it with pies!
--Dennis Frizinger, Poet Laureate
of the Global Pastry Uprising
There are a thousand forms of
subversion, all of them
interesting. But few, in my
opinion, can equal
the convenience and immediacy of the cream pie."
--Noel Godin, European Master Entarteur
The Biotic Baking Brigade.....coming soon to a "pie-o-region" near you.
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